Oliver Günther works as “Sales Consulting Director” with Oracle in Malaga.
The economist Oliver Günther came to the Costa del Sol about ten years ago. When his company Oracle decided in 2010 to open a new hub in Malaga, he took the opportunity to work abroad. “I discussed it with my family and friends and then decided that the Costa del Sol sounds great.” So he moved from Potsdam to Malaga in 2010 and is happy with the decision taken. What he particularly appreciates about Malaga is the opportunity to spend most of the year outdoors.
Oliver Günter says that the first months in Malaga were easy: “We were lucky and received a lot of support from the city, both privately and for the company. It was a good start.”
His company, Oracle, is located in the Malaga Technology Park, Malaga Tech Park, located a few kilometers north of the capital. Oracle develops cloud solutions for companies interested in higher performance, lower costs and an easier migration to the cloud for their existing applications. Oliver Günther’s clients and his team are located in Germany and Northern Europe. Thanks to modern means of communication this is not a problem any longer: “Video conferencing gives us the opportunity to work from anywhere in the world.” The original 100 employees have grown to 700 employees from all over Europe. Oliver Günther appreciates this diversity: “I enjoy working in an international environment.” The working language at Oracle, like many IT companies, is therefore also English.
What does Oliver Günther advise people who are considering coming to the Costa del Sol: “Just do it. Just do it. Try it. I did it myself 10 years ago and I don’t regret it. And a very important point: You have to learn Spanish. You will discover other places and sites when you speak the language of the country. ”
The family feels very comfortable in Malaga: “The Spanish health system is good. The range of International and foreign schools is also large. In Germany, you go to your neighborhood school. Here we visited about 20 schools for our two children and then we decided on an international school ”.
And what is special about Malaga? “It depends who you ask,” says Günther. “There are endless possibilities for athletes here, as well as for those interested in culture with its many museums. I myself really enjoy the opportunity to eat out most of the year at a typical Spanish chiringuito. Malaga is a good place for young families. We are very happy how our children grow up here. They are in an international environment and have American, German and Spanish friends.
And the sun shines almost every day, so you can always spend your time outdoors. What more could you want?”